MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA)
A few facts about incredible major Hurricane Ivan which came ashore 7 years ago on September 16, 2004.
Ivan shore as a category 3, but was once a category 5 storm, 10th most intense hurricane of all time. There are many, many things that can be said about Ivan. Here is a short Ivan fact list.
At it's peak, in the Gulf of Mexico, Ivan was the size of Texas. It was also responsible for spawning 119 tornadoes.
Ivan caused catastrophic damage to Grenada and heavy damage to Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and the western tip of Cuba. After peaking in strength, the hurricane moved north-northwest across the Gulf of Mexico to strike Gulf Shores as a strong Category 3 storm, causing significant damage. Some of the worst damage on the coats was in Pensacola.